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Test Tube Enamel Pins: LGBTQ+ Pride Edition

Test tube enamel pins made to celebrate LGBTQ pride.

Test Tube Enamel Pins: LGBTQ+ Pride Edition

Test tube enamel pins made to celebrate LGBTQ pride.

$817
pledged of $200pledged of $200 goal
51
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, October 20 2019 4:12 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi there! I'm Olivia.

I'm an astrochemist and artist, and I draw most of the inspiration for my art from science. 

For Pride Month (June) 2019, I released a clear rainbow test tube sticker with the words "Science needs inQUEERy." Since then, I've had multiple requests for me to make an enamel pin version of the sticker. 

Science needs inQUEERy rainbow test tube sticker

So, I'm here to deliver on these requests! But producing enamel pins is costly, so I need your help!

I've modified the design of this sticker to be more enamel pin friendly, and I've also made variations of the pin for different LGBTQ+ pride flags! To do this, I've swapped the words "Science needs inQUEERy" for a sixth test tube, giving more flexibility in design for making pride-flag-inspired test tube racks. I also used the same base design for each pin to cut down on manufacturing costs. For some of these "flags" the stripes might be uneven or not match the actual flag. These choices were made for a combination of reasons, including design and meaning of different colors. I have made four (4) test tube designs: rainbow, bisexual flag, nonbinary flag, and transgender flag.

These pins will be 30 mm (~1.18") long and nickel-plated to give them a light shiny look reflective of glassware. The mock-ups shown in the project banner show a dark plating, but this is simply to make the outline of the design easier to see in the proof.

 Initial goals 

The base goal of $200 covers part of the production costs, shipping, and Kickstarter fees and will unlock the rainbow test tube pin. The entire production costs exceed this goal but are not reflected because of funds available from a donor to support my SciArt efforts. For each $50 beyond $200, up to $350, a new design will be unlocked:

  • Bisexual pride flag unlocks at $250
  • Nonbinary pride flag unlocks at $300
  • Transgender pride flag unlocks at $350

Additional stretch goals

More designs are being added since I have exceeded my initial stretch of $350! If you have a pride flag you would like to see in these test tube pins, let me know :) 

Asexual pride test tube pin - unlocked at $425

New stretch goal as of September 23!


Lesbian pride test tube pin - unlocked at $500

Newly added on September 29!


Polyamory pride test tube pin - unlocked at $575

New stretch goal as of September 29!


Pansexual pride test tube pin - unlocked at $650

New stretch goal as of October 5!


Genderqueer pride test tube pin - unlocked at $725

New stretch goal as of October 5!


Demisexual pride test tube pin - unlocked at $800

New stretch goal as of October 10!

If I do not reach my funding goal of $200, your credit card will not be charged. You will only pay what you pledge if my project gets funded!

Risks and challenges

While I hope to have the pins delivered no later than December 2019, there is always the possibility of production delays or shipping delays that are out of my control. Furthermore, the colors on the actual pins might vary slightly from what appears on your screen. Finally, while I will check for imperfections and remove "Grade B" pins from the main stock, "Grade A" pins might have small scratches or imperfections in the enamel or nickel coating.

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